|Former Congressman Virgil Goode|
Virgil Goode Endorses Trump
- As the 2012 nominee of the Constitution Party, Goode was on the ballot in 26 states and pulled a tiny 122,388 votes. I am not sure anyone actually knew he was a candidate. Still, and endorsement is an endorsement.
- Goode was not on my California ballot. I cast my anti-GOP Establishment presidential protest vote for New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. Johnson got 143,221 votes in California alone. More votes than Goode received in all of the 26 states where he appeared.
(Go Dan River.com) VIRGINIA - Former congressman and Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode will head Donald Trump’s 5th congressional district leadership team, according to a news release from the Trump presidential campaign Wednesday.
Goode served in Congress from 1997 to 2008 as a Democrat, Independent and Republican. In 2008, he lost his seat to Democrat Tom Perriello, who lost to Republican Rep. Robert Hurt in 2010. Hurt currently represents the 5th district.
“Contrary to the claims of the political consultant class, Mr. Trump is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton. Millions of Republican voters stayed home in 2008 and 2012 because they felt the GOP represented the interests of Wall Street rather than those of working Americans,” Goode said in the news release. “Donald Trump is the best candidate to connect with voters who feel disaffected from both parties.”
Goode could not be reached at the number posted for his Rocky Mount law office.
The 5th congressional district includes Campbell, Appomattox and Nelson counties and most of Bedford County.
Goode, whose 2012 presidential campaign slogan was “Citizenship Matters,” has long called for building a fence on the nation’s Southern border, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Trump has championed that idea throughout his campaign.
The release said other leadership team members include Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee member Trent Maxey, Moneta-area businessman and political activist Jim McKelvey, and Lynchburg-area attorney Susan Oliver.